Children learning traditional crafts techniques at the Village Museum Summer Camp in Bucharest.


I was invited by Andreea Nanciu, at the Village Museum in Bucharest, to see the activities of the Summer Camp, that they are organizing for children and youth. Read here how she describes the Museum and their summer activities.

“Located ar the shore of Herăstrău Lake, a historic, but lively setting, “Dimitrie Gusti ” National Village Museum is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in Europe.

The museum has a collection of over 350 monuments that shows the beauty and the authenticity of the Romanian rural architecture. Since its official opening, in 1936, the goal was to present the real life of Romanian peasants along with their customs and traditions and to create a space where the visitors could take a journey in all of the regions of Romania : Moldavia, Transylvania, Banat, Muntenia, Dobrogea, in a couple of hours, but only in one place. Each monument has its own different story and was rebuild with attention for the details that defined its geographical and historical features.

23 years ago, the museum opened a summer camp called “SUMMER ON THE LANE“ CREATION CAMP, a camp that offered a program for the initiation of children and youth  in the techniques of traditional crafts, coordinated by craftsmen and artists. It is a good way for children to learn about rural traditions, about traditional crafts, to spend some of their holiday in open air, to make friends and develop new hobbies. Each year over 800 children take the workshops organized by the Village Museum. Many times the children come back for several years in a row and sometimes they, themselves, become  teachers for the workshops”. 

Visiting hours:

Winter: Monday – Sunday 9.00 – 17.00;

Summer: Monday – Tuesday 9.00 – 17.00

Wednesday – Sunday – 9.00 – 19.00


Enjoy these pictures that I took one wonderful summer morning in July, 2015.

IMG_8829 IMG_8830 IMG_8832IMG_8831  IMG_8833 IMG_8834 IMG_8836 IMG_8838 IMG_8839 IMG_8840 IMG_8841 IMG_8842 IMG_8843 IMG_8851 IMG_8852 IMG_8853 IMG_8854 IMG_8855IMG_8860  IMG_8861 IMG_8862 IMG_8864 IMG_8866 IMG_8867 IMG_8868 IMG_8871 IMG_8872  IMG_8877 IMG_8878 IMG_8882 IMG_8883 IMG_8885


2 thoughts on “Children learning traditional crafts techniques at the Village Museum Summer Camp in Bucharest.

  1. Its wonderful to know about this kind of iniciative, based on a deep and sensitive understanding of life. Hope other people could inspire themselves in such direction.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s